"A Nap," Carlson hurt in Tuesday Pocono accident
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Anthony Napolitano, who had had two winners in the first four races, and Carlson were taken to local hospitals. McCarthy, with a stiffening back, took himself off his drives for the rest of the evening; Lachance drove later in the card.
The $15,500 feature for fillies and mares went to Jonsie Jones, who continued holding the hot hand, as the flashy gray mare came north on the Pennsylvania Turnpike from Harrah's Philadelphia and made her local return a winning one. Driven by George Napolitano Jr., Jonsie Jones scored in 1:50.2 for a new lifetime mark at age nine.
Jonsie Jones had risen from the bottom condition at Philly with three wins and three more board finishes until in her last start drawing post eight in a field that included Venus Delight, last year's national older mare champion. But she quickly returned to her solid ways in this gathering, going wire to wire from post four with fractions of :26.3, :55.1 and 1:22.3 in defeating second choice Aniston Seelster (8-5 to the winner's 9-10) by 1 1/4 lengths.
The daughter of Tulane is trained by Amber Buter, her second win of the night, for owners LRL Racing LLC. (with files from Pocono/PHHA)